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September 2015 E-newsletter

Woodworkers’ Exhibition and Auction; Doug Gwyn lectures; 2014-15 recap

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E-newsletter | September 2015

Woodworkers' Exhibition and Auction begins Oct. 5

Pendle Hill is 85 years old! Our mission, vision, and values have touched thousands of people around the world. These values, rooted in Quaker tradition, uphold education, sustainability, contemplation, social action, and spiritual seeking through study, collaborative exploration, and interaction with the natural environment.

The celebration begins on October 5th when Pendle Hill opens our unique Woodworkers’ Exhibition and Auction. The artists, using wood from our 300+ year old beech tree that lost one of its major limbs during a recent storm, have donated one-of-a-kind wood items created specifically for this special event. Wouldn't you like to have one of them in your home? Bid on a piece of history! Read more

"Mama" Beech line drawing

85th Anniversary Auction items

First Monday Lecture: Douglas Gwyn shares Pendle Hill's history

Doug Gwyn
Oct 5, 2015 at 7:30pm in The Barn. Free and open to the public. This event will be streamed live over the Internet – registration available here.

Doug Gwyn, longtime Quaker and former Cadbury Scholar and Pendle Hill staff member, returns for our 85th anniversary. He will share personal observations about the ebbs and flows of activism and quietism in the first 80 years of Pendle Hill’s history as detailed in his latest book, Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill (Plain Press, December 2014). Read more

Radical Faithfulness, Round Two

This summer, Pendle Hill offered our Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness course for the first time. This, our first extended online/on-campus interfaith program in spirituality, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent action, was powerful for leaders and participants alike. Pendle Hill has made some curriculum refinements and is spending September recruiting, admitting, and orienting new students before the next round of the program begins anew in October. There are still a few slots left, and some scholarship money is available. Please contact Steve Chase, Director of Education, at ext. 123 for more information. Read more

Steve Chase, Director of Education

Featured Workshop

Beyond Diversity 101

Niyonu Spann & Lisa Graustein, with bodyworkers Amanda Godwin & Kevin Greene
Nov 1-5, 2015

This five-day intensive workshop intends the healing transformation of personal relationships, community living, and organizations based in power-over dynamics and systematic discrimination. Participants are offered ways to move beyond assigning blame and increasing guilt so that they can take responsibility, shift mindsets, and build useful skills. Read more

  "Niyonu shared a deep understanding of the power […] to build community and bridge differences. I found my own voice, and left with the confident sense that I am blessed right now." Beyond Diversity 101 participant

Jen Karsten recaps a banner year

Have you heard what happened!? Pendle Hill's budget year ended in August with another year of growth and "good news." In fact, our financial performance for the year was $80,000+ better than budgeted! We put new roofs on our buildings, brought Wi-Fi to the entire campus, and are adding rooms with increased accessibility. (To celebrate, we took a day off and lunched at an arboretum together as a community…)

We give thanks to the 109 donors who gave to Pendle Hill for the first time this year, the 10 foundation grantors, and, of course, our many loyal and generous ongoing supporters; our community is feeling grateful and well-used. Read more

Jennifer Karsten, Executive Director

Awbury Arboretum sign

Recipe: Quinoa Croquettes with Truffle Oil Umeboshi Vinaigrette

It's no secret nowadays how good quinoa is for us, and this delicious lunch entree surprises with its unique blend of earthy-crunchy flavors. Not only that, but these croquettes are gluten free! Read more

© Pendle Hill 2015

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